July 14, 2011
Well so much has happened this last week. First of all, my author’s copy of my book, TIE ONE ON has many more errors than I noticed at first glance. It now has to be redone. My Editor, Dee now has the files and she will be making the final changes. This gives us the opportunity to change and enhance the photographs so that they will be more the way I had envisioned; so this is a good thing.
Last Friday I traveled to Washington, DC for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Conference. This is an annual conference that is a priority for me to attend. The information that is presented by nationally recognized Doctors is outstanding and is on the cutting edge of Ovarian Cancer research and clinical trials. In addition, it is always so inspiring and uplifting to connect with other Ovarian Cancer survivors in a positive and rewarding manner.
After Washington, DC, I travelled to Atlanta where the ICRS (International Christian Retail Show) was being held until Wednesday. This is the largest and most widely attended show of its kind in the world. There are venders, and buyers from all over the world. This was the debut of my book… even though it was the wrong galley. I just could not pass up the opportunity to make the contacts that I knew would be possible for me to make at that show. Portland Firefly made the absolute right decision to attend. I connected with 6 international retailers and at least 50 retailers here in other parts of the United States. The big question now will be if they decide to order my book or not. Most of them, particularly the international retailers, were very interested and excited about TIE ONE ON since there is not another book like it out there anywhere. Actually, many of the domestic retailers were quite excited about its possibilities also.
I arrive home late on Wednesday night (actually early Thursday morning) and had an errand-filled day trying to get ready for Chemotherapy on Friday ~ tomorrow. More about that later….
I hope everyone has a great weekend; I have more to tell…..